Opera Would Cost Facebook Over $1 Billion: Analysts


OSLO (Reuters) - Opera Software would cost Facebook over $1 billion as competition from Google and others could push up the price tag, analysts said on Tuesday, as takeover talk pushed the shares up as much as 26 percent on Tuesday.

Senh: This sounds like a short-term thing if Facebook decides to buy Opera because most people will be using smartphones in the long term. Opera Mini is great if you don't have broadband connection (3G or 4G) or if you're using a simple cell phone.

Sections:  news   business   
Topics:  acquisition   facebook   google   opera   opera software   takeover   web browser   
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billionMicrosoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
  • YouTube Said to Be Planning a Subscription Option
    The Web site this week is expected to announce a plan to let some video makers charge a monthly subscription, according to people with knowledge of the plan. More
  • COLUMN-What investors can learn from Uber's bumpy ride in China - Philly.com
    Robert Boxwell: Learning from a bumpy ride - The Gulf Today
    08/23/2016 - 3:48 pm | View Link
  • Social News 24/8 - VietNamNet Bridge
    Art shows will take place at the Hanoi Opera House, the Vietnam Drama Theatre and the Vietnam Cheo Theatre from August 30 to September 1, the...
    08/23/2016 - 11:58 am | View Link
  • Our 50 Top Arabs 2016 - The Middle East Magazine
    ... aid the free flow of low-cost airline passengers ... Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Opera (scheduled to ... East and Arab world. Her official ...
    08/18/2016 - 7:43 am | View Link
  • More
  • Opera Mini saved 36K TB data for Indian users in 1 year: report
    It states this overall saved data worth Rs 690 crore, calculated considering the cost of 1GB of 2G data at Rs 173 on an ... Opera claims 38% of all data used with the Mini browser was used to access Facebook, which saved users around 2140.8 TB of data.
    07/31/2016 - 10:57 pm | View Link
  • Opera turns online video into smart TV apps
    Click to share on Facebook ... TVs for no cost and in less than a minute. The technology has already found its first partner in Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video site, which attracts over 112 million unique visitors and 2.5 billion video ...
    07/10/2013 - 8:39 pm | View Link
  • In Mobile Ads, iOS Is Still The Most Valuable Platform; Apps Drive 73% Of All Revenues, Says Opera
    We’re seeing a lot of evolution and growth in the world of mobile ads — Facebook’s recent introduction of ads ... which sends ads to some 10,000 mobile sites and apps and sees over 40 billion impressions across the network. It notes that collectively ...
    10/25/2012 - 1:03 am | View Link
  • Facebook replaces Chrome recommendation with Opera, foreshadowing?
    Analysts are predicting that the acquisition could cost Facebook over $1billion. Lest we forget that Facebook spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram not too long ago in a deal that hasn’t even been finalized yet.
    05/31/2012 - 4:00 am | View Link
  • If Facebook wants Opera, the price just went up
    But Facebook does have a market cap of $87 billion, despite last week's Facebook IPO mess, which gives it some flexibility. And as Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols wrote at CNET sister site ZDNet ... as a way to sell lower-cost smartphones, so the project ...
    05/29/2012 - 3:51 am | View Link
  • More
  • Mobile Business News, Analysis, & Advice
    InformationWeek shares mobile business news, analysis and advice for enterprise IT leaders regarding carriers, networks and the mobile market.
    08/25/2016 - 3:05 am | View Website
  • Techmeme
    The essential tech news of the moment. Technology's news site of record. Not for dummies.
    08/25/2016 - 1:46 am | View Website
  • Technology News
    Get the latest technology news, articles and op-eds. A look at the innovations and technologies that are shaping the future and changing the world.
    08/24/2016 - 6:51 pm | View Website
  • The Opera blog
    The latest news about Opera web browsers, tech trends, internet tips.
    08/24/2016 - 5:39 pm | View Website
  • http://www.facebook.com/photo.php
    We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
    08/24/2016 - 5:03 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Business News